Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
Motlow nursing students volunteer for Special Kids raceApril 11, 2013
Members of the Student Nurses Association at Motlow College and Cathy Simpson (third from right), SNA faculty representative, prepare to hand out water to runners in the 2nd annual Special Kids Race in Murfreesboro. Nursing students are, from left, Tracy Lenfant of Smyrna; Brittany McNair and Riva Sharvo-Cundall, both of Murfreesboro; Leah Sharpton of Tullahoma; and Kerri Kahn of Murfreesboro.
Simpson said during their first year in Motlow's Nursing Program, some students are assigned to work with Special Kids in Murfreesboro as part of clinical requirements. Special Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs.
"Their experience at Special Kids left such an impact that they wanted to give back, and volunteering at the race provided the opportunity," Simpson said. "SNA officers organized this volunteer effort, and 12 nursing students volunteered to distribute water and provide medical assistance, which fortunately wasn't needed, to runners. Also, other students and their families participated in the actual race, which raised more than $150,000."
More information about Special Kids is on the organization's website at www.specialkidstn.com.